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David Harewood and John Amos


Actor David Harewood takes us on a journey across America to meet his heroes, and discover some of the true stories behind the incredible artists who shaped his life and changed the world. 

Along the way he discovers how African American performers, filmmakers and writers came to transform popular culture around the world.

Presenter: David Harewood
Series Director: Geoff Small
Series Producer: Jo Woolf
Executive Producers: Lucy Pilkington and Lawrence Lartey

DOP: Ian Watts

Milk and Honey Productions
BBC 2 x 60 mins

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The Daily Telegraph – “David Harewood fronts a superb documentary about the black entertainers who broke boundaries in the USA.”

The Times – “Starting in the 1960’s, Harewood’s personal odyssey will appeal to all, with contributors including Smokey Robinson, Nile Rodgers helping him explain what makes African-American culture so influential and distinct.”

Sun TV Mag – “A joyous celebration.” 

The Guardian – “David Harewood is a wonderful guide on this celebratory and personal, two part look at the history of Black pop culture in the US.”



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